Surfing GB and ISA Surf Instructor courses

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Qualify with us and enjoy one of the best jobs in the world! With the proliferation of surf schools throughout the world, surf coaching and beach lifeguarding is now seen as a legitimate career option with experienced coaches and lifeguards living the Endless Summer dream, working in the UK and Europe during the summer and then travelling to southern hemisphere locations in the winter months. Instructors that have attended our courses are currently working as surf instructors in a wide range of countries including Australia, South Africa, Mexico and Morocco.



9th to 10th September 2017

23rd to 24th September 2017

7th to 8th April 2018

12th to 13th May 2018 

9th to 10th June 2018 

7th to 8th July 2018

8th to 9th September 2018


I.S.A. / Surfing England Level 1 Surf Instructor Course:


The 2 day course is led by Surf South West’s  Level 3 Training/Assessor coach John Ellis. The course is internationally recognised and will cover all aspects of coaching at beginner level and lead to the Level 1 qualification which allows coaches to work at surf schools and is recognised in many parts of the world. It is a basic requirement for surf coaches working at surf schools, surf clubs and schools and leads to the more advanced Level 2 qualification. (See below for Level 2 courses)


The course is held in Croyde. See accommodation options in Croyde here.

Cost: £299


We offer a discount rate of £499 for booking the Beach Lifeguard course and Surf Instructor course together.


Please contact us for more information and availability. Call 01271 890400 or e-mail us. See accommodation options in Croyde here.

Please note that in addition to attendance of the course and satisfactory completion of course tasks, candidates will also have to demonstrate the following:
Personal surfing competence – assessed during the course
A current Beach Life Saving Qualification – can be obtained before or after the course. To see more information and dates of our courses click here: Beach Lifeguard Courses
Twenty hours post course coaching experience with an accredited surf school – this can be completed with us.

Successful completion of the course also includes 1 year's free surf coach affiliation with Surfing England worth £45.

To book a place on the course candidates must complete a course booking form and forward payment. When we have received full payment a full information pack will be sent out with course handbook, arrival information, timings and an itinerary for the course.

To book please call us in the office on 01271 890400, or send us an email .



4th/5th/6th October 2017 - Places available


I.S.A. / Surfing England Level 2 Surf Instructor Course:


The course is open to existing qualified and experienced coaches, who hold the ISA Level 1 Surf Coaching Accreditation  or an equivalent, Surfing GB level 1 or higher award.

The Level 2 Coaching course takes the coach beyond teaching beginner through intermediate surfing towards advanced level coaching and a greater understanding of competitive surfing. By gaining the Level 2 accreditation it also opens up greater opportunities to become involved in coaching at a high performance level and offers more work options within the surf coaching industry.

The course is held in Croyde. See accommodation options in Croyde here.

Cost: £399

Please contact us for more information and availability. Call 01271 890400 or e-mail usSee accommodation options in Croyde here.

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